|Willie Nelson at the Fillmore, January 2011.|
The fact that ol’ Willie thinks weed oughta be legal and taxed is about as surprising as hearing that Ted Nugent acquired his dinner with a firearm. But what was interesting in Nelson’s new interview with the UK Guardian was what he said about the drug changing his life. Asked by writer Michael Hann about the hard-drinkin’ days before he was a stoner, Willie basically — not explicitly, but clearly enough — says that doobies saved his young, reckless self from an untimely departure.
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